Junior Taekwondo Classes

The benefits of Taekwondo classes for children

Taekwondo brings great physical benefits, but also various values and skills that help temper the character of children. This Martial Art/Sport/ Activity can become a way of life for those who practice it. It’s an instrument for achieving physical and mental balance. 


Our aim is to teach children basic Taekwondo skills, encouraging social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth in young children.

 

Taekwondo Classes consist of developing a series of physical and mental skills that will improve your child’s Confidence and Self – Esteem. These skills will also help them to get through the most complicated stages of development, acquiring important personal values, social skills and healthy habits for life.

Physical benefits of Taekwondo

 

  • Improves muscle strength, as well as cardiovascular endurance.
  • Increases elasticity, agility and flexibility.
  • Helps develop coordination and balance capabilities.
  • Provides control and knowledge of one’s body. Since this is achieved through basic movements but on a highly technical level, it will prepare them for future activities of greater difficulty.

Psychological & Social Benefits

 

Those with high energy levels become more aware of their body and surroundings.

 

Even the most timid and introverted children will gain confidence, self-esteem and initiative.

 

  • Taekwondo promotes the emphasis on Focus, Concentration and Discipline.
  • Children gain self-esteem and self-confidence. In addition, they will learn to interact with their environment more effectively, whilst learning important values such as honesty, loyalty, camaraderie, teamwork, respect and humility.
  • Through Taekwondo, children have access to knowledge of customs, traditions and ways of thinking that are different from their own. It also teaches tolerance and solidarity.

 

Although this discipline originated for combat in the Korean Army, it is NOT an aggressive sport. The basic training of Taekwondo is self-defence, not antagonism.

 

Moreover, this sport seeks to bring peace and tolerance to those who practice it, among other great benefits. It is a recommended aid to channel the inexhaustible energy of children, especially if they have disorders such as ADHD.

 

The ideal age to begin practicing this sport is around 3-4yrs years old (see our Tigers Classes). It’s better to start from a young age but it is an activity that can be taken up at any age or level of ability.

 

Changes in personal development don’t happen overnight, and it takes effort, perseverance and discipline to master the basics and improve.  Therefore, the presence and help of parents/guardians is fundamental. You can help by reminding your children of their values, responsibilities and tasks, encouraging and supporting them in their progression and learning.

 

The most important thing is that the child is happy with what they’re doing in the environment they’re in, and that they always puts all their enthusiasm and effort into each and every lesson.

 

So what next? It’s time to get started!

 

Pop along to one of our sessions NOW. Or get in touch about information about our club and classes for children.

As parents you will notice BIG changes FAST in your child’s development:

 

Increase in Focus & Concentration

 

Setting and Achieving Goals

 

Confidence and Courage

 

Discipline

 

Effective Self Defence

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